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1 May 2019

Celebrating spring blooms

Inverewe Garden
Inverewe Garden
As spring is upon us, it’s time to celebrate the amazing plants in our collections, so that’s number 54 on our 100 Ways list.

As the largest garden owner in Scotland, and with 38 of Scotland’s most important designed landscapes in our care, our properties are absolutely full of rare blooms.

To celebrate our plant collections, our properties organise events and festivals to throw a spotlight on them when they are at their brilliant, blooming best.

At Inverewe Garden, we’ve just wrapped up the Erythronium Festival. One of the UK’s rarest flowers, our collection was the centrepiece as the Wester Ross garden threw open the gates for a celebration of brilliant spring colours and woodland glories.

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“The flowering of Erythronium revolutum is special and you will not see a sight like this anywhere in the UK.”
Kevin Ball, Inverewe Head Gardener

Kevin continues: ‘It’s beautiful and these little flowers bring elegance and colour to the spring succession of rhododendron, azalea and flowering bulbs that we have here. We have such an extraordinary array of flowers and plants thriving here where the Gulf Stream meets the Scottish Highlands, creating the perfect environment for blooming.

The garden includes towering giant redwood trees and is a prime location to spot ‘Scotland’s Big 5’ – red squirrels, red deer, otters, seals and golden eagles.

The National Trust for Scotland works every day to protect Scotland’s national and natural treasures. From coastlines to castles, art to architecture, wildlife to wilderness, we protect all of this for the love of Scotland